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  • booksreddit.com:JUPITER 2E PB (Smithsonian Library of the Solar System)

    JUPITER 2E PB (Smithsonian Library of the Solar System)

    6099

    When did scientists realize that Jupiter had no solid ground?
    Introduces Jupiter and its moons, describes what is known about Jupiter’s structure and magnetic field, and looks at its collision with comet fragments


  • booksreddit.com:Our Kind: Who We Are

    Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

    4314

    Writing with the same wit, humor, and style of his earlier bestsellers, noted anthropologist Marvin Harris traces our roots and views our destiny.


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    2461

    Christian with a question – please hear me out
    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    1468

    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

    National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds, Western Region

    1457

    Introduced in 1977 and completely revised in 1994, these bestselling photographic field guides have become the birding bibles of more than four million enthusiasts. Virtually every bird found in North America is brought to life in a full-color photograph and with textual information on the bird’s voice, nesting habits, habitat, range, and interesting behaviors. Accompanying range maps; overhead flight silhouettes; sections on bird-watching, accidental species, and endangered birds make these …


  • booksreddit.com:Ancient Marine Reptiles

    Ancient Marine Reptiles

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    Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animals that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that have become sea creatures. Most of these marine reptiles, often wrongly called “dinosaurs”, are extinct. This edited book is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. The…


  • booksreddit.com:A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

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    “WHERE DID THE UNIVERSE COME FROM? WHAT WAS THERE BEFORE IT? WHAT WILL THE FUTURE BRING? AND FINALLY, WHY IS THERE SOMETHING RATHER THAN NOTHING?” Lawrence Krauss’s provocative answers to these and other timeless questions in a wildly popular lecture now on YouTube have attracted almost a million viewers. The last of these questions in particular has been at the center of religious and philosophical debates about the existence of God, and it’s the supposed counterargument to anyone who questi…


  • booksreddit.com:An Introduction to the Biology of Vision

    An Introduction to the Biology of Vision

    1024

    This main goals of this text are to provide undergraduates with a working vocabulary and knowledge of the biology of vision and to acquaint them with the major themes in biological vision research. Part I treats the eye as an image-forming organ and provides an overview of the projections from the retina to key visual structures of the brain. The second part builds on this material, examining the functions of the retina and its central projections in greater detail. Part III addresses certain…


  • booksreddit.com:The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World (Penguin Press Science)

    The Collapse of Chaos: Discovering Simplicity in a Complex World (Penguin Press Science)

    972

    Moving on from his books on chaos (“Does God Play Dice?”) and symmetry (“Fearful Symmetry”), the author of this book deals with the wider field of complexity theory. The book tackles the question of how complexity arises in nature, of how life overcomes chaos and entropy to create developing order. Co-written with biologist Jack Cohen, the book will range across the central areas of modern science, from quantum mechanics and cosmology to evolution and intelligence, looking at the central ques…


  • booksreddit.com:Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas

    Neuroanatomy: Text and Atlas

    959

    A Doody’s Core Title for 2011! The most comprehensive approach to neuroanatomy from both a functional and regional perspective! With over 400 illustrations, this thoroughly updated Third Edition examines how parts of the nervous system work together to regulate body systems and produce behavior. The illustration program features brain views produced by MRI and PET imaging technology, 2-color line illustrations, and myelin-stained sections as well as an 80-page atlas of key views of the surfa…


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    869

    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Di...

    Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Di…

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    Arising from a conference Rethinking the Human Revolution reconsiders all of the central issues in modern human behavioural, cognitive, biological and demographic origins in the light of new information and new theoretical perspectives which have emerged over the past twenty years of intensive research in this field. The 34 papers cover topics ranging from the DNA and skeletal evidence for modern human origins in Africa, through the archaeological evidence for the emergence of distinctively ‘…


  • booksreddit.com:The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    825

    At the beginning of the 21st century, physics is being driven to very unfamiliar territory–the domain of the incredibly small and the incredibly heavy. The new world is a world in which both quantum mechanics and gravity are equally important. But mysteries remain. One of the biggest involved black holes. Famed physicist Stephen Hawking claimed that anything sucked in a black hole was lost forever. For three decades, Leonard Susskind and Hawking clashed over the answer to this problem. Final…


  • booksreddit.com:Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

    Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy (Commonwealth Fund Book Program)

    767

    Ever since Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos;…


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    753

    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

    752

    “A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.” *Los Angeles Times”POWERFUL . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.” *The Washington Post Book WorldHow can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of sci…


  • booksreddit.com:The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

    The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must

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    Since the beginning of human history, Mars has been an alluring dream—the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. But all that changed when leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct. When it was first published in 1996, The Case for Mars became an instant classic, lauded widely for its game-changing perspective by those who would see the Ame…


  • booksreddit.com:Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them

    Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope – and How to Find Them

    653

    A superb guidebook described in Bookwatch as ‘the home astronomer’s “bible”‘, Turn Left at Orion provides all the information beginning amateur astronomers need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter with ten new spreads describi…


  • booksreddit.com:Global Physical Climatology

    Global Physical Climatology, Volume 56 (International Geophysics)

    642

    Global Physical Climatology is an introductory text devoted to the fundamental physical principles and problems of climate sensitivity and change. Addressing some of the most critical issues in climatology, this text features incisive coverage of topics that are central to understanding orbital parameter theory for past climate changes, and for anthropogenic and natural causes of near-future changes– Key Features* Covers the physics of climate change* Ex…


  • booksreddit.com:The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    632

    Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of “Intelligent Design” in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. “Intelligent Design” is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to “teach the controversy” behind…